2018 Barolo Perno
“The 2018 Barolo Perno is a wild exotic wine. The bouquet alone is captivating. Leather, orange peel sage, mint, dried flowers and mulling spices all soar out of the glass. Deceptive in its mid-weight structure, the 2018 packs a serious punch. Sinewy tannins play off a core of inner sweetness and bright saline notes. This heady, racy Barolo is an exotic beauty.”
94 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous. Nov 2022 Drink 2028-2043
2017 Barolo Perno Riserva
“The 2017 Barolo Perno Riserva is a real stunner. Deep, pliant and super-expressive, the 2017 boasts gorgeous inner sweetness and depth to lay off its huge, imposing tannins. The ripeness and overall intensity of the year comes through in the wines captivating aromatics and pliant layered mid-palate. Even so, the 2017 has a boatload of tannins and tons of searing structural intensity to assimilate. I would not dream of touching a bottle anytime soon.”
96 Points Antonio Galloni, Vinous. Nov 2022 Drink 2028-2043
2016 Barolo Perno Riserva
The 2016 Barolo Riserva Perno is a gorgeous, beguiling wine. Deeply floral and spiced, with striking transparency, the 2016 has so much going on. All the elements come together effortlessly in a Barolo of statuesque, riveting beauty. This classically austere, young Barolo is going to require cellaring. It isa very special Barolo in the making. Readers lucky enough to own it are in fora real treat.
98 Points. Drinking Window 2026-2041 Nov 2021 Antonio Galloni. Vinous
Elio Sandri’s 2017 Barolo Perno is fabulous. More than anything else, I
am struck by the wines freshness and energy, both of which are hard to find in this torrid, dry year. Crushed flowers, raspberry, mint, cinnamon and blood orange lend notable energy and tension throughout. This is an absolutely stunning wine by any measure. This only needs time. Production is down about 20% because of severe selection.
94 Points. Drinking Window 2026-2041 Nov 2021 Antonio Galloni. Vinous
2016 Elio Sandri Barolo Perno
Full of personality and finesses, this earthy gorgeous red has aromas of red cherry, forest floor and black olive. Structured and loaded with personality the delicious palate doles out layers of crushed raspberry, truffle and licorice before a savory saline finish. Firm, refined tannins and fresh acidity keep it well balanced. Drink 2026-2046.
— 96 Points Wine Enthusiasts, Nov 2021
2015 Elio Sandri Barolo Perno Riserva
Structured and balanced, this delicious red is full of soul. It delivers aromas and flavors of blue flowers, ripe red berries, licorice and saline alongside firm but refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it impeccably balanced while a mineral note of rusty nail adds depth. A fantastic red loaded with personality and finesse. Drink 2025-2040.
— 96 Points Wine Enthusiasts Magazine, Nov 2021
The 2015 Barolo Perno is another unusual, deeply personal wine. Sandri fermented the 2015 in cement, where the wine also do most of its aging, except for the 18 months in cask that are required by law. Black cherry, lavender, spice, dried flowers, sweet tobacco, dried herbs, licorice and menthol come together in the glass. This powerful, dark, volatile and explosive wine is endowed with tremendous fruit depth and power, not to mention tons of personality.
94 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous) Oct 2020 The Bigger Picture (Feb 2019) by Antonio Galloni
“The 2015 Barolo “Perno” Riserva is everything Barolo can be, everything it should be. The bouquet alone is meserizing. Coffee, tobacco, spice, menthol, licorice, and leather are some of the many aromas and flavors that open up with coaxing. This heady, strapping Barolo offers unreal complexity and tons of old-school personality. I would not be in any rush here. What at wine.!”
96 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous) Nov 2021
2012 Elio Sandri Barolo Riserva Perno
The 2012 Barolo Riserva Perno is the most elegant of the three 2012 Barolos I tasted. Soaring aromatics convey an impression of elegance and nuance that these wines don’t always show. Even so, there is plenty of the depth and power that are such signatures of these Barolos. Sweet tobacco, mint, spice, cedar and dried flowers are all laced throughout in this engaging, super-expressive Barolo from Elio Sandri.
— Antonio Galloni 90 Points. The Bigger Picture (Feb 2019) by Antonio Galloni